A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.
A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home robbery and assault Monday morning. At 9:47 a.m. Monday, a St. Stephen resident reported the home robbery to the sheriff’s office.
A 14-year-old juvenile offender is on the loose and handcuffed after escaping before a hearing at the Stearns County Courthouse Wednesday morning. St. Cloud police say the teen fled northbound on foot from the intersection of 7th Avenue North and 2nd Street North just before 10 a.m.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department is chasing down a calf, and that’s no bull. On Monday night, the sheriff’s department said that they received a number of calls about a red angus calf that was running loose along Highway 71.
A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer. The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.
Police in St. Cloud arrested a 36-year-old man early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance.
Two young men are safe after their truck went through the ice on a Stearns County lake early Saturday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office says Paynesville residents Zachary Imholte, 21, and Tanner Harder, 21, were able to escape from a truck when it broke through Lake Koronis off of Point Crestland Drive in Paynesville.
Two adults were treated for smoke inhalation after a mobile home caught fire in Stearns Co. Thursday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday of a fire in a mobile home that was thought to be occupied in the 18400 block of 332nd Street in Avon Township.
The man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop last summer has been found guilty of murder.
After six days of testimony and more than 50 witnesses on stand, the fate of Brian Fitch. Sr. will soon be in the hands of jurors. They will likely begin deliberating on Monday, and Minneapolis attorney Joe Tamburino doesn’t think it will take them long to reach a verdict.
Officials in St. Cloud say a 27-year-old man is in the Stearns County Jail after allegedly stalking a woman, entering her home and threatening someone.
Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer have been delayed another few days. Another juror was released from duty after expressing concerns for her safety. She told the judge media reports had listed her occupation.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights Police officer last summer. Brian Fitch Sr., 39, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed during a routine traffic stop in July.
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of an accused cop killer. Brian Fitch Sr. is accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop in July.
Shots fired at a motel in Stearns County left one person hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds on Friday.
At least one person is dead after a head-on collision in Stearns County.
A Stearns County man was injured after he rear-ended a UPS semi-truck with his car.
Twelve years ago this week, Josh Guimond was a student at St. John’s University when he disappeared. Josh’s father, Brian, says Josh was at a dorm room walking back to his dorm when he was last seen. He says the trip couldn’t have taken Josh more than 3 minutes.
Authorities say a 34-year-old man was taken into custody in Stearns County on Sunday for stealing a deer from another hunter after not having success during Minnesota’s opening weekend of hunting.
A man attempted to flee police on foot through a marsh in Stearns County Saturday morning. According to police, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a car that had fled their advances.
A juvenile who crashed his ATV was found unresponsive Thursday in Stearns County.
A 66-year-old man is in custody, accused of shooting his estranged wife, in a terrifying chase that prompted several 911 calls.
A new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.
A Stearns County deputy made an unexpected – and expensive — discovery Friday. The deputy was on patrol heading northbound on County Road 3, south of County Road 131 in Brockway Township. At around 4:15 p.m., the deputy noticed a lot of cash blowing in the breeze just south of the intersection.